Fast Food Review: Cheesy Bacon BK Wrapper from Burger King
What has happened to the bacon at Burger King? When I reviewed the Tendercrisp Bacon Cheddar Ranch Sandwich, I complained of a lack of flavor from their bacon. I hoped it was just a one time thing. I really wanted to get that salty, bacon goodness when I purchased the Cheesy Bacon BK Wrapper. I walked away disappointed. The bacon flavor was weak. Very weak.
The Cheesy Bacon BK Wrapper has been on the BK breakfast menu for over a year now. It started out being advertised as a limited time offering, but it’s been enjoying a decent run on the menu boards. It seems relatively simple to throw together and tortillas must be dirt cheap. With the ongoing “Wraps” trend and consumers leaning a lot on value, it’s no surprise this breakfast wrap has stuck around. The BK Wrapper features cheddar cheese, a cheese sauce, bacon, hash browns, and egg all inside a soft tortilla. If you couldn’t tell by the double dose description, cheese is the dominant flavor here. The sauce is gooey and tastes great. I really enjoyed the combination of the cheese sauce with the hash browns. The egg is similar to the bacon in this specific case where I know it’s there, but I can only really taste it if I make a conscious effort to do so. The hash browns and cheese flavor are definitely stronger than anything else and they have a way of making you forget that there is also egg and bacon in the mix. When I compare the shell to the Wake-Up Wrap from Dunkin Donuts, I enjoy the tortilla from BK better. It also could be that I prefer a softer shell over a toastier shell.
After having this breakfast wrap, I’m convinced that Burger King is using a different, weaker flavored bacon than what was used in the past. It just isn’t as strong as it used to be and as a result the sandwiches are losing points. If the bacon flavor was stronger, this could be a great breakfast wrap. I’d suggest purchasing the Ham Omelet Sandwich if you are looking for a slightly cheaper option that tastes a lot better than this disappointment.
Pros: Nice cheese sauce. Hash browns taste great with the cheese sauce. I prefer this soft tortilla shell over Dunkin's toasty Wake-Up Wrap tortilla.
Cons: Where's the bacon? That's really my only complaint, but it's a biggie.
Grubbing on-the-go: 8.75/10
Overall GrubGrade: 5.75/10
More Info: BurgerKing.com
Calories - 390
Total Fat - 24 grams
Saturated Fat - 8 grams
Trans Fat - 0.5 grams
Carbs - 29 grams
Cholesterol - 150 milligrams
Sodium - 1060 milligrams
Protein - 14 grams